Tisingal volcano

Updated: Aug 12, 2022 18:05 GMT - Refresh
Stratovolcano 2986 m / 9797 ft
Panama, 8.88°N / -82.67°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Tisingal volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene)
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Thursday, August 11, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 11, 2022 12:56 am (GMT -6) (Aug 11, 2022 06:56 GMT)
3.4

32 km
28 km (17 mi)
10.6 km northeast of San Vito, Coto Brus, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 10, 2022 12:56 pm (GMT -6) (Aug 10, 2022 18:56 GMT)
3.4

32 km
29 km (18 mi)
10.9 km northeast of San Vito, Coto Brus, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Monday, August 8, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 8, 2022 6:03 am (GMT -5) (Aug 8, 2022 11:03 GMT)
3.2

1 km
23 km (14 mi)
Provincia de Bocas del Toro, 17 km north of Boquete, Panama
Friday, August 5, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 4, 2022 11:00 pm (GMT -6) (Aug 5, 2022 05:00 GMT)
3.0

25 km
18 km (11 mi)
Panama, 16 km east of San Vito, Coto Brus, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Monday, August 1, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 1, 2022 2:10 am (GMT -6) (Aug 1, 2022 08:10 GMT)
3.3

17 km
15 km (9.3 mi)
Panama, 19 km northeast of San Vito, Costa Rica

Background

Volcán Tisingal (also known as Cerro Colorado or Cerro Pecón) lies adjacent to the Costa Rica border in the Talamanca Range of westernmost Panama, NW of Volcán Barú. A large andesitic-dacitic stratovolcano was breached to the SW by edifice collapse, leaving a 7-km-wide horseshoe-shaped caldera. Cerro Picacho, on the NE rim of the caldera, forms the 2986 m high point of the volcano. Two large lava domes, andesitic Cerro Totuma and dacitic Cerro Pelón, were formed in the NW and E sides of the caldera, respectively. Two additional domes, the larger of which is Cerro Pando, lie outside the caldera to the SSW, and another dome, Cerro Punta, is east of the caldera. Potassium-Argon ages for the Volcán Colorado complex range from 1.66 million years to 0.52 million years.
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Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


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